My Dependable Care Quiet Plus Maytag Washer (7 years old w/ porcelain
tub) sprang a leak. Called the local service guy who found out that
everything looks fine EXCEPT that the screws that hold the stem to
create the seal had spun around and chewed the threads on the
transmission. So now the stem will not tighten down properly to create
seal. The Maytag tech said he had never seen this problem before. It
seems that the screws backed out on their own and caused this problem.
He stated that the transmission still looks great but that I need a new
one because of the stripped threads and no way to tighten it down
Good news is that the transmission should be covered by the 10 year
parts warranty. Bad news is that the local guy wants between 200 and
250 dollars in labor to replace this transmission. On top of that will
be MY cost of the stem/boot seal kit. Probably around 65 dollars and
more labor. Does this sound right??? Is this a DIY job? If so,
does anyone know if Maytag would release this part under warranty for a
diy job?? Thanks for any input.
So I'm looking at over $300 dollars to repair a warrantied part for a
washer that cost $600 when new.
It is for some people.
Call them and ask.
The transmission is at the core of the washer and requires full
disassembly of the machine. Hopefully the tech would include both spin
bearings and gaskets and snubber ring on a 7 year old washer. Those
will fail next if he doesn't. You MIGHT be able to BUY all the
neccesary parts at the local parts house for the price of the techs
labor. He may still charge you for his time that is already invested if
you do that though.
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